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Shea-Porter goes rogue on health reform

January 9, 2010 by Patrick  
Filed under Health

Carol Shea-Porter

Carol Shea-Porter

One thing is clear: Unless Sen. Harry Reid and President Barack Obama back down on the excise tax in the health reform bills being merged in a secret conference committee, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) will not vote for the final bill, the New York Times reports.

And that’s not the only feature of the final bill Shea-Porter is likely to oppose.

This is truly a fascinating turn of events. Shea-Porter’s dogged defense of President Obama’s health reform push has at times created a circus-like atmosphere around the third term Congresswoman. For weeks in August she refused to meet with constituents in a town hall setting to discuss reform efforts. She called opponents of health reform “teabaggers.” When she finally relented under pressure from even liberal editorial pages to host a town hall meeting, the thing devolved into a carnival; a retired police officer was actually removed from one of her events.

Her vote against final passage will flip her comment that “[t]oday, I was proud to stand on the right side of history and vote in favor of comprehensive health care reform,” on its head.

To make matters even more awkward for Democrats, the state party this week again criticized Republicans for attempting to kill the bill. How will they react if one of their own joins all Republican members in killing it?


13 Responses to “Shea-Porter goes rogue on health reform”
  1. Jim_NH says:

    She is changing her mind only because she really, really likes it in Washington. Too late Carol. What is the next thing yuou’re going to waffle on?

  2. Army of Davids says:

    She’s owned by the SEIU. That’s why she’s taking this stand.

  3. So, this liberal cocksucker was calling protestors “teabaggers” – but now that she understood her political future was in jeopardy, she started agreeing with them. Too late, comrade, you are out. It’s the right time to start looking for a job. What are your qualifications?

  4. silenceisgolden says:

    She is just pulling a Ben Nelson and waiting for a bigger payout to NH.

  5. Dave says:

    Well, that’s just great. Now that she’s helped lead us all down this destructive path, she NOW decides to change course ? November can’t come fast enough for me….God Bless the hopeless woman anyway.

  6. W.C. Varones says:

    Miracle in January? Could it be that enough Dems wake up to kill this monstrosity?

  7. Person of Choler says:

    Reid seems to have control of the entire future GNP of the United States to bribe her back into the fold. Let’s see what happens when he opens the wallets of untold future generations.


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